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Student Peer Specialist- Pre-ETS



POSITION TITLE:      Student Peer Specialist


This position is responsible for the daily services provided under BRIDGES’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for Students with Disabilities Program. Provide Case Management and Peer Support for youth, ages14 – 21, in the Pre-ETS Program whose purpose is to provide services that prepare youth for successful long-term employment consistent with their strengths, abilities, interests, and informed choice.  Provide youth with supplemental supports to overcome gaps related to specific barriers, and to foster post-secondary success.




  • Social Services or Human Services BA or 2 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bilingual preferred
  • A valid NY State Driver’s License or a reliable transportation source to travel locally
  • Must be able to travel locally and regionally for trainings

Job Specific

  • Ability to communicate with School Districts, Colleges and Universities, Community-based Organizations, Training Programs, Juvenile Justice Programs, and Foster Care Agencies
  • Must be available some weekends, evenings, and while school is not in session
  • Must have life experience in order to guide and support youth with disabilities
  • Must be person-centered and passionate; able to build relationships, provide positive reinforcement and empowerment
  • Maintain a creative, flexible, non-judgmental approach
  • Strong ability to set boundaries and clear expectations
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Efficient with time management and strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a member of a case management team
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Satisfactory background check required